Anne Grady

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Grow Through Adversity (What You Can Learn from a Shellfish)

Lobsters shed their shells while growing larger and have to scurry and hide under a rock while they grow a new one. Anne explains how resilience comes from finding ways to grow through discomfort and adversity.

Seven Types of Courage

Courage comes in many forms, including intuitive, creative, physical, moral, emotional, intellectual and social. Anne explains how to discover your own type of courage.

Are You Strong Enough?

Anne shares her self-assessment tools for resilience and courage to help people determine how and strong they are.

This is Your Brain on Stress

Anne explains how stress affects the brain and inhibits the ability to think logically, plus strategies to manage stress productively rather than getting shut down by it.

Stuck in Rut? Develop “Habits of Courage”

Anne discusses how we form habits, get stuck in a rut and resist change – and how by deliberately choosing the right habits can make us more courageous and resilient.

What the Courageous Have Figured Out

Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to work through fear and discomfort and keep moving forward. Anne shares how to use adversity as a catalyst for growth.

Triumph Over Expectations

Anne shares how to work through what's been holding you back, including steps to let go of fear, understanding how expectations sabotage happiness and consciously choosing to be grateful.

Our Biggest Blind Spot

Anne explains “fundamental attribution error” – how we judge other people by their behavior while judging ourselves by our intent. She tells why giving people the benefit of the doubt is crucial for creating win-win scenarios in work and personal relationships.

How Practicing Gratitude Rewires Your Brain

Research has shown that searching for the good in people and situations changes the brain’s neurology for the better. Anne explains how doing so can make us more courageous, resilient and ultimately, triumphant.

Helping People and Teams Grow

With Millennials now the dominant age group and industries facing constant change, managers need to understand workers and employees need to be more resilient than ever. Anne shares lessons for helping teams grow more resilient and courageous.

7 Steps for Having a Difficult Conversation

It takes courage to discuss difficult issues and resilience to bounce back. Anne shares her seven-step process for anyone who needs to have a difficult conversation.

Stop Reacting to Office Drama

Every day, businesses of all sizes lose time, money and productivity when employees get sidetracked due to their emotional reactions to workplace situations. Anne tells how managers and employees can defuse drama and strengthen work relationships.

Boost Your EQ

Anne explains how to discover triggers and blind spots, master your emotions in the moment and make deeper connections with others to boost your “emotional intelligence quotient.”

The Secret to Untangling a Power Struggle

Anne shares her “make a fist” exercise to demonstrate how managers, subordinates and co-workers often fall into defensive power struggles without realizing they are doing it, and reveals the secret to creating more cooperative and productive relationships.

5 Steps to Clearly Communicate Expectations

Managers are often frustrated when employees don’t meet expectations when those expectations were not communicated clearly in the first place. Anne shares five steps to communicate expectations more clearly.

Stop Trying to Fix Yourself

Trying to force major change never works whether you are a leading a business, trying to lose weight or making unrealistic New Year’s resolutions. Anne shares why step-by-step change is the key to creating lasting results, and why leveraging your strengths beats trying to fix your weaknesses.

Why Chasing “Work/Life Balance” Fails

A business owner, a mother of a special needs child, wife, daughter, friend and volunteer, Anne explains why the idea of work-life balance is “a mirage,” and shares how to carve out time for what is most important to you.

The Motivation Secret of C-Suite Success

You can’t motivate others, you can only try to find out what motivates them and tap into it. Anne explains how successful leaders do this.

Addicted to Stress? How to Overcome Overload

Many of us are overwhelmed, distracted and hooked on a constant state of adrenaline overload. Anne's Balance Wheel Strategy can help. “Identify your top three to five priorities and spend 80 percent of your time on them without apologizing for it,” she says.

How Mental Illness Saved My Life

Anne holds a master’s degree in organizational communication and has spent years consulting and speaking for corporate and other groups, yet raising her mentally ill son has taught her the most valuable lessons she now teaches. She explains.
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